Bryoni Govender jets off to Poland for Miss Supranational

Bryoni Govender. Picture: Supplied.

Bryoni Govender. Picture: Supplied.

Published Jun 18, 2024


Miss South Africa 2023 first runner-up Bryoni Govender has left for Poland to represent South Africa in the 15th edition of Miss Supranational.

Govender, who had a splendid send-off, is excited to represent her country internationally for the second time.

She wrote: “As I sit here, ready to embark on a new journey, I can’t imagine but feel this immense amount of gratitude for the love and support I have felt. My heart is bursting with pride knowing that I will carry the name of my home across my chest!

“Know that I understand the importance and responsibility of not only representing myself but also each and every South African! I carry you with me…ALWAYS! 🇿🇦❤️🇿🇦 Are you ready, I know I am!”

Govender believes that the experience she got at Miss Universe last year stands her in good stead.

Bryoni Govender. Picture: Supplied.

“It taught me invaluable lessons about confidence and grace. These platforms demand more than physical beauty; it’s about owning your uniqueness and embracing it. I learned to stand tall, speak my truth and carry myself with poise.

“The spotlight can be intimidating but I realised that authenticity shines brighter than any spotlight.

“And now, as I step into the international arena once again, I carry with me the lessons learned. I know that genuineness, resilience and an honest connection with people transcends borders.

“Whether I win a crown or not, I’ll continue making South Africa proud. So, here’s to dreams realised, lessons learned and the magic of representing my country on a global stage,” she said.

Miss Supranational 2024 takes place at Nowy Sącz in Poland on July 6, where Andrea Aguilera of Ecuador will crown her successor.